Its just around the corner!
27 April 2018 will see the start of our Autumn Festival running to 29 April 2018. Showcasing some of our amazing local singer-songwriter talent as well as local foodies, it promises to be a cultural event to remember.
Follow our Millys Facebook Page for updates and news and in the meantime – here is what you can look forward to:
Evening Program on 27 & 28 April
Dinner prepared and served by renowned chef Pieter de Jager.
Live Performances by Faraway George, Leon Gropp and Joshua na die Reen.
Daytime Program 28 & 29 April
Live Performances by Kirkland, Stella, Adelle Nqeto, Joashua na die Reen, Roan Ash and Jak de Priester
Sourdough and Yeasted Bread Making Course (28 April) by Annelien Pienaar
Pastry Course (Sun 29 April) by Annelien Pienaar
A little more information on our Foodies and Artists:
Renowned chef and food consultant, Annelien has years of experience and loves sharing her knowledge with amateur cooks. From basic to more technical, her recipes are always written with a ‘lesson’ in mind.
Kirkland is a young, up and coming band from Bloemfontein, South Africa. Their sound is a unique blend of all the music genres that the members hold dear, from old dusty folk albums to new and upbeat pop music. This union of colorful genres allows them to create a beautiful atmosphere filled with melancholic guitar swells, driving bass, unique vocal melodies and thunderous drum parts.
Faraway George is one of the young, new voices on the South African music scene. Originally from the small town of Robertson in the Western Cape, this Afrikaans and English singer/songwriter burst on the scene when his 1st radio single Nooit Te Laat was picked up by Jacaranda FM in June 2016.
Faraway George’s music can be described as modern folk and some roots of blues, as a young boy he was greatly influenced by jazz and rock music and started playing guitar when he was 14 years old.
By August 2015 George left his day job in Robertson and moved to Pretoria. He started recording his first EP and has played no less than 120 shows in the past 12 months. In 2016 he was handpicked to be the support act for multi-award winning Elvis Blue, Touring with Elvis on his Erens In Die Middel Van Nerens Tour.
Christelle Combrink (known to her friends as Stella) blends raw, heartfelt, honest music with modern pop.
With a passion for collaboration, Stella has been involved in many successful projects that has enhanced her sound and her experience in the industry. As a multi – SAMA and TEMPO nominated artist, her band Duis:Lig won the Ghoema for best Spiritual album in 2015 and 2017 – reflecting her strong gospel roots. Recently, she’s been exploring another side of her musical passion while collaborating with multi- SAMA nominated Jake Odendaal (Best producer | Best engineer), who has worked with artists such as Joe Niemand, John Ellis (Tree63), Elvis Blue and Joe Foster for over 15 years. Stella has been influenced by 8 years of local and international travel as well as her collaborations and performances with other artists. She is a multi instrumentalist and she composes and writes most of her songs from her home on a farm on the outskirts of Carolina, the beautiful Acom Guest Farm and Wedding Venue.
Leon Gropp is a singer / song-writer from Pretoria, South Africa. He has been in the music industry since 2005, mainly as one half of the internationally acclaimed Guitar duo, CH2, but as a solo artist, he is known for his unique cross-over fusion style of music, combining elements of Classical, Acoustic, Easy- Listening and even Spanish rhythms.
Sy debuutalbum sien die lug in 2017, getiteld Rooidag. Die album bestaan uit Leon se gedigtoonsettings van die digter NP van Wyk Louw, en bevat ook duette met Coenie de Villiers, Anna Davel, Richard van der Westhuizen, en Christiaan Baartman. Rooidag is ook ‘n verhoogproduksie wat landswyd opgevoer word.
He is also involved in many change management initiatives in corporates, that combines music with various Change Intervention programmes. Together with Change Management and OD Specialist, Jaco Boëttger, they travel extensively nationally and abroad, to inspire and liberate people in the workplace, through their session “Discover Your Voice”
Pieter de Jager
Pieter De Jager has grown up in the restaurant industry. His Father and Mother owned some serious fine dining, French, restaurants in Pretoria, namely Chagall’s and Toulouse at the fountains.
Pieter has been cooking professionally for the past 13 years, both locally and internationally, he gained some of his best experience working for 3 Michelin star, Chef, Michelle Roux in London, as well as local world Top 50 Chefs like Margot Jansen and Chris Erasmus.
Pieter has travelled to Australia, Asia and Europe to present South African wine dinners and cooking demonstrations.
He heads up the kitchen at leopards leap family vineyards in Franschhoek, Western Cape, where he spends his days nourishing the craft of cooking local.
Jak de Prieste
Jak, wat in Parys in die Vrystaat grootgeword het, is al van kleins af doenig met musiek, die verhoog en liedjies skryf. Sy loopbaan het in 2003 afgeskop, nadat hy die ATKV-Crescendo-kompetisie gewen het. Dit het hom die geleentheid gegee om sy eerste album, getiteld Sally Williams Nougat, op te neem wat ’n groot treffer met dieselfde naam opgelewer het.
Joshue na die reën
Joshua na die Reën
Joshua na die Reën is a multi talented songwriter, composer, pianist and performing artist.
He is comfortable in sharing his talents as solo artist with piano and guitar or get the beat up with his well befriended musicians for a full band experience!